01 November 2014

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Bhopal Gas fugitive Warren Anderson dies

Bhopal Gas fugitive Warren Anderson dies

Warren Anderson, age 92 chairman of the Union Carbide Corporation when a gas leak from its Bhopal plant killed over 3,700 people in December 1984, died at a hospital near his home in Florida more than a month ago

The records say Mr Anderson died at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Florida, on September 29. No cause of death was given.

Anderson was highly praised for his courage in going to Bhopal four days after the accident, where he was immediately arrested.
But after quickly paying bail, he never returned to face trial.

In 1989, Union Carbide paid $470 million to the Indian government to settle litigation stemming from the disaster.

The New York Times reported that Anderson died on September 29 but it was not announced by his family.

Three days after the gas leak, Anderson, then in his 60s, had come to India and was arrested.
But he was allowed to leave the country

That time India was a very poor country and powerless country
Thus many say that Indian politicians helped him to run away and avoid punishments

Today also situation has not changed just few become very rich.

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